Allen Van Wert explains his system of programming, reinforcing, and forgetting primary functions of guitar playing. This system is a long term practice routine that will take some time to fully implement but the benefits are great.
Taught by Allen Van Wert in Speed And Technique seriesLength: 50:53Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Allen "Robot" Van Wert teaches his approach to developing technique necessary for fast playing.
Allen kicks off his technique series with a primer lesson on right hand picking.Length: 30:52 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Allen shows you the 24 rudiments crucial to developing finger dexterity.Length: 7:22 Difficulty: 1.5 FREE
Allen shows an amazing muscle building exercise that really works out the left hand!Length: 9:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
This lesson covers an exercise that works on all the major picking techniques.Length: 11:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Allen shows you a great exercise set that helps with synchronizing your hands as well as stretching your left hand.Length: 8:18 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Allen Van Wert explains his system of programming, reinforcing, and forgetting primary functions of guitar playing. This system is a long term practice routine that will take some time to fully implement...Length: 50:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This is the next step after you have learned Allen's "system". If you follow Allen's teachings you are sure to have a deep understanding of intervals and scales.Length: 21:29 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
First, Allen gives a pop quiz for you to check your own ability to visualize the fretboard. Then he gives exercises for programming your triad arpeggios.Length: 21:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Allen Van Wert shows you how to apply his systematic practice approach to 7th arpeggios. If you are just discovering this series make sure to start at the beginning or some things may not make sense.Length: 8:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Allen briefly explains how he refers to modes in the context of this lesson and then shows you how to grow your knowledge of the fretboard.Length: 15:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Get out of that rut with these exercises from Allen Van Wert!Length: 10:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Allen returns to his speed and technique lesson series with a look at the basics of tapping. This lesson will act as a primer for more advanced tapping concepts and eventual speed increases as well!Length: 30:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Allen is back with the next installment in his look at tapping. In this lesson Allen discusses and demonstrates how you can use tapping to easily extend your range while playing.Length: 11:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Allen is back with more tapping goodness! This time around, he discusses single string tapping.Length: 10:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
By this time you should have a pretty strong grasp of tapping basics and be proficient at tapping on one string. In lesson 15 of his Speed and Technique series, Allen starts working you up to tapping...Length: 14:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson Allen demonstrates an octave displaced, tapped, minor pentatonic scale. This can be useful for solo work and getting around chord changes!Length: 10:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Allen is back with a comprehensive look what what many people call "Touch Tapping." Allen likes to describe this as emulating a keyboard on the guitar.Length: 32:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now that you should have most of the tapping techniques under your fingers, it's time to put them all together. In this lesson Allen provides you with a piece of music that encompasses all of the techniques...Length: 11:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
To wrap up his current film session and look at the speed and technique series, Allen provides a lesson based around exercises to build your string skipping technique.Length: 29:31 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Allen Van Wert
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Allen Van Wert got the nickname "ROBOT" from his unusual guitar tapping techniques that often sound like a video game more than a guitar. He has studied and played a wide variety of genres. His experimental and eclectic amalgamation of music combining shred guitar, crazy tapping techniques, and electronically infused composition contrasted by a highly emotional soft melodic side, make his debut album a really fun and interesting listen for just about anyone.
Allen has recorded guitar for the famed video game soundtrack composer Jesper Kyd (Composer of Hitman, Splinter Cell and many other big title games) as well as composing and recording for movie trailers and TV commercials. He has also been producing, recording and co-writing for local artists in his small home/project studio.
His three books on guitar technique, ear training and songwriting have helped many students over the past couple of years. Allen has also played in various cover bands in many genres since the age of 16 and has played to over 5000 on a few occasions. He was a featured guest musician on the album "West Coast Shred Fest".
In his spare time, Allen programs video games for fun. Wooo!
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